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We are in the midst of a series on Lent and Worship.  Yesterday we talked about family worship and today we zoom in closer to look at worship and marriage.

The woman married to a husband who is also interested in spiritual matters has a tremendous blessing. With both spiritually on the same page, the Lord is able to work in great ways in their family circle and also in the world we live in.  The following verse encourages the idea of partnership in ministry.  “When Priscilla and Aquila heard [Appolos], they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.” Acts 18:27  For this couple, God intended their ministry together to involve hospitality and teaching.  In doing this, they worshipped the Lord by placing His will on the throne of their life.  In what ways can God use your marriage partnership that perhaps couldn’t be done just by yourself on your own?

For the woman married to someone uninterested in spiritual things, the following verse can be a life line of hope. “Wives, in the same way be submissive [respectful] to you husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the Word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.” I Peter 3:1,2  Is this scenario “real life” for you right now?  This verse encourages us that as our husbands observe our respect for him and our active worship for God in the way we live our life, he is seeing the Real Truth played out in living color.  Our actions are often the most valuable communication tool we have to display Who we are worshiping on the throne of our life.  How are you communicating Who it is that you worship?

Inter-faith marriages also hold unique challenges. Click here on Two Hearts Drawn Toward God to read one woman’s story of how God worked in her marriage.  Today this couple worships hand in hand, serving God and others in a beautiful way

How is God leading you to worship within your marriage this Lent season?  Feel free to leave a comment and join in our conversation!

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